We’re back, but boy it’s hard to talk about the Detroit Tigers right now without cursing and yelling. We knew the chance of a true meltdown of a season was far from zero, but it’s hard to look it in the face. It’s also not too much fun to talk about in the middle of a long losing streak. Things won’t stay quite bleak, but for the moment, we decided to just take questions because all our topic ideas were depressing anyway.
- The Tigers have perfected losing, and even Matt Boyd has been showing some cracks in his last two outings.
- Are the Tigers options to fill out their final two starting spots as bad as they seem?
- We explore how close Casey Mize is to a call-up (not close), and whether the Tigers are handling his workload well.
- Thank goodness for Mize and Matt Manning, because Franklin Perez and most of the Tigers top pitching prospects are hurt and the Tigers aren’t saying much of anything about them.
- JaCoby Jones isn’t going to get the Jeimer Candelario treatment after this many opportunities.
- We discuss the non-pitching prospects, and who may yet make their MLB debut this year.
- Briefly we consider whether Isaac Paredes, Daz Cameron, Jake Rogers or Willi Castro has it in them to be plus offensive players in the majors.
- Niko Goodrum appears to have turned back into a pumpkin, but there is still hope for him.
Intro: “Saturday” -Yo La Tengo